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Protesters Demand Store Stop Selling Assault-Style Rifle

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    Protesters Demand Store Stop Selling Assault-Style Rifle

    Several dozen protesters, including some New Hampshire high school students, are protesting a Kittery store selling assault-style rifles.

    The protest Saturday in front of the Kittery Trading Post follows a letter from several Maine and New Hampshire lawmakers asking the store to restrict gun sales and discontinue sales of what the lawmakers call assault-style rifles.

    Democratic Rep. Peter Somssich said several dozen protesters and counter-protesters gathered outside the store Saturday.

    A representative of Kittery Trading Post didn't immediately provide comment Saturday.

    Clerk Pulls Out Machete on Would-Be Robber

    [NATL] Clerk Pulls Out Machete on Would-Be Robber

    A would-be robber armed with a knife had a surprise in store when an Alabama store clerk pulled out a machete in defense. The two's brief knife fight was caught on camera before the clerk runs out to damage the robber's car.

    According to police, suspect Seth Holcomb walked up to the counter to make a purchase. He leaves the store and then comes back in as if to make a second purchase. Then, he pulled out a knife at the counter. What he didn't expect was that the clerk would pull out a machete of his own.

    (Published Wednesday, March 20, 2019)

    The protest is the latest effort by gun control advocates to target retailers that sell assault weapons following the mass shooting in Parkland, Florida and other high-profile shootings. Walmart and Dick's Sporting Goods decided they would no longer sell "assault weapons" or firearms to people under age 21.

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